The New York Rangers have now run into yet another roadblock. Team captain Ryan Callahan has another injury, this time it’s a broken thumb.
According to the Rangers’ official site,
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that Ryan Callahan suffered a broken thumb in last night’s 2-0 win at Washington, and will be sidelined three to four weeks.
Just when things started looking up for the team, something else seems to be thrown in their way. Callahan had surgery in the off season to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder, and was forced to miss the season opener for the Rangers. However, he was active for the next game, and played until breaking his thumb on Wednesday. But Callahan isn’t the only teammate dealing with injuries.
The Blueshirts are already without two of their top forwards in Rick Nash (concussion) and Carl Hagelin. Though Hagelin was recently cleared for contact after rehabbing a surgically repaired shoulder, he is not eligible to return until Oct. 29 because he was placed on long-term injured reserve to start the season. Nash’s return timetable is murkier, as he was “still feeling symptoms” earlier this week from a head shot suffered last week in the team’s 9-2 loss to San Jose.
It may be a while before the Rangers actually have a complete healthy lineup with Cally, Nash, and Hagelin back on the ice. The Rangers just snapped a losing streak with their win against the Capitals, and will try to continue their winning ways when they face off against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.